December 21, 2010

Candy Stripes, Tartan Gold and Rudolph

Three Christmas Tables

We have a small house. We can seat 12 comfortably in our dining area (Notice I didn't say, "dining room."), but there's no way we can fit one more person over a dozen. So I split up the tables into seatings of 8 and 6. I need to find some room to set up a children's table as well.
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The main table (for the oldies) is a variation on the Winter White Christmas Table
posted earlier this month.

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The formal china and crystal have been replaced by casual red and white plates and heavy red goblets. Solid white candles have given way to red and white candy stripes.

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Clear red plates will do double duty as salad and dinner roll dishes.
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The newest items on the table are the chalkboard chargers.
Made from plastic chargers (currently $0.99 at Michael's) and chalkboard spray paint, they can be used year round by changing their chalked-on designs around the rims.

Directions for making the chargers, along with a several different celebratory designs,
can be found at Tatertots and Jello.
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The Thirty-Something's Table sits in the raised entry way.
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Candles from the earlier Winter White Table sit on a hand crocheted doily.
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The Under Nine Table squeezes back of the Oldies Table.
(Grandma sits in the red chair to the right in case of an emergency.)

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Shatter resistant melamaine dishes and mugs
share the table with a stuffed reindeer, books and a flameless candle.
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I am linking to the following sites:
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A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
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Between Naps of the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
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Tablecloth on Oldies Table: Target
Tablecloth and topper on 30-Something Table: eBay
Tablecloth on Under Nine Table: yard sale: often used for summer barbecues
Chargers on Oldies Table: Michael's (by way of Tatertots and Jello.)
Chargers on 30-Something Table: woven, ebay
Wine goblets on the Oldies Table: Moonspun, Lenox
Red water goblets and salad plates on Oldies Table: Inherited, no information
Goblets and Salad Plates on 30-Something Table: Inherited, no information
Mugs and Salad Bowls on Under Nine table: Heller Massimo Vignelli
Dinner plates on Oldies Tables: Candy Cane, Pier One
Dinner Plates on 30-Something Table: Tarten Holiday Buffet Plates, Lenox
Dinner Plates on Under Nine: Rudolph, Pottery Barn
Sterling on Oldies and 30-Something Tables: Burgundy, Reed and Barton
Flatware on Under Nine: Pottery Barn Kids
Napkins on Oldies Table: Pier One
Napkins on 30-Something Table: Strouds
Napkins on Under Nine: Target
Napkin rings on the Oldies Table: mismatched sterling set of 12, inherited
Napkin rings on 30-Something Table: felt handmade gift from student
Lighted garland on Oldies Table: Costco
Crocheted doily on 30-Something Table: gift from school secretary
Stuffed Reindeer: yard sale

14 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty. I love the wonderful candy cane theme. What a great idea. Thanks for joining TTT. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I too love the candy cane theme -- beautiful!
    Also thanks for the tip about the 99-cent chargers at Michaels!
    Cass

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  3. I love the candy cane theme with the candles and dinner plates. Love the chargers, too! Thanks for the tip! Your reds are so beautiful. I love your tablescape!
    Blessings, Beth

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  4. That looks great! Love those striped candles and plates, very cheerful. Beautiful table, Denise!
    Merry Christmas, many blessings, and good luck with the kids table. If it is warm, it can always be outside! Here that would be child abuse! :)

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  5. I love all the festive candy cane red and white. You have such great candles to go along with it, too. I'm also crazy about the chalkboard chargers. I will definitely be making some of them and very soon.

    This is wonderful, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas to go along with it.

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  6. I love everything about this peppermint candy theme table! It's so fun and festive! I'm certain this will be a hit with your family! Hope you have a very Merry Chrisrmas!

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  7. Love your sweet peppermint table! So festive -- I'm loving that idea for the chalkboard chargers. Many applications for that! Merry Christmas!

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  8. You are so good at what you do ! everytime I come over to visit I can't help but to picture myself sitting at your tables eating a delish meal ! I wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas! I'm sure your family will enjoy one of those beautiful settings ! God bless and see you in a bit !
    much love,
    Lucy

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  9. Adorable little chefs! Pretty tables, too!

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  10. Oh, you added more! I love the Tartan plaid plates. I keep waiting for them to go on sale at the outlet, no luck yet.
    And now that we are snowed in, I prob won't get there for the after Christmas sale.
    How cute your helpers are.
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  11. Merry Christmas OA! I'm late to comment but wanted to tell you all of your tables are beautiful! Love the candy-cane themed one! It is a challenge to try to have a sit down meal for a lot of people but so worth it and especially when your family gets to dine at those fab tables!
    I'm sure your helpers were of great assistance!

    DD

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  12. Your tables all look fantastic! I love how each table has it's own flavor. I love the blanket stitching on the napkins at the candy striped table. Such an easy thing to do to give your napkins some pizzazz.

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  13. OA, all of your tables are just beautiful. I love your chargers you made. The little chefs are darling. Your blog is so interesting with all your neat ideas. You are one talented lady.

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